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Man and Van Wandsworth to Kensington – what it should cost and how long it should take

If you’re moving house and not going far, such as the short hop from Wandsworth to Kensington, you don’t necessarily need a full removals service. In fact, it could end up being far more expensive than you actually need. A man and van Wandsworth to Kensington service could be far more convenient and cost-effective.

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Why consider man and van for your move?

The journey from Wandsworth to Kensington is only around 4.2 miles if you take the Wandsworth Bridge Road. A professional, reliable man and van team could complete this journey in under half an hour. For such a short journey, you simply don’t need to pay for unused space in a large moving truck or for a full team of movers to bubble-wrap every single piece of property you own.

This kind of service is really flexible, as you only pay for the time you use for your move. Our man and van Wandsworth to Kensington service here at Kiwi Movers charges by the hour – which includes a fast, efficient and ultra-professional team.

There are many circumstances in which man and van is clearly a winning choice, but here are just a few:

  • You don’t have very much to move, so it’ll all easily fit into a small to medium van
  • You don’t have far to travel, but no transport of your own
  • You’re moving out of (or into) a furnished flat, so you don’t have a lot of stuff
  • You’re a university student moving in or out of halls
  • You need to move but don’t fancy hauling your stuff on public transport!

How much does it cost for man and van Wandsworth to Kensington?

The great thing about this particular journey for house movers is that it’s short. Man and van services charge by the hour, so you won’t be paying very much at all for your move. Choose Kiwi Movers and move at an off-peak time, and you could pay as little as £75 an hour plus VAT. This gets you two strong, professional movers and a reliable, fully serviced van with plenty of space for your stuff. It also covers loading, unloading and comprehensive insurance, so that you can feel confident that all your belongings are covered during the move.

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What man and van really buys you though is peace of mind and a stress-free move, provided of course that you choose the right company.

Watch out for man and van cowboys!

The internet is stuffed full of ads for man and van services, especially on social networks. You need to be extremely careful when choosing a company for your move, as not everyone with a van is able to provide a reliable, secure moving service. Be wary of ‘too good to be true’ rates, as this could mean:

  • A clapped-out van
  • No insurance
  • An unreliable service – they may not even turn up!
  • Damage to your stuff.


When moving house, you need to keep stress to a minimum. You don’t want to be worrying about whether the team will actually turn up, or if your belongings will survive the journey. This is why we would always recommend choosing a quality, reliable service which offers complete peace of mind. Get in touch with the highly rated Kiwi Movers team for an immediate quote for Wandsworth to Kensington man and van services.

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Man and Van Wandsworth to Merton  – what it should cost and how long it should take

Moving to Merton soon? If you’re moving from a nearby London borough like Wandsworth, a man and van service could be a cost-effective option. So, hold fire before you call in a full removal crew and take a moment to consider your options.

When man and van is a smarter choice

If you aren’t moving far or don’t have very much to move, you don’t necessarily need a full removals service. A far more flexible and cheaper option is man and van. A couple of moving professionals (who won’t damage your stuff and will always turn up on time) in a handy-sized van to help you move for a couple of hours. These services charge by the hour, so you’re not paying for time you don’t use.

If you’re moving out of a furnished tenancy, for example, you aren’t likely to have very much stuff. It would be a huge waste of money to use a full removals service. However, you also don’t want to be cramming everything in your car or schlepping it across town on public transport. The solution – man and van.

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Man and van Wandsworth to Merton – how long should it take?

It doesn’t take very long to travel between these two neighbouring London boroughs. The drive takes roughly around 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on your starting point, destination and of course traffic.

Man and van Wandsworth to Merton – how much should it cost?

If you use Kiwi Movers’ man and van Wandsworth to Merton service for around 2 hours (to cover loading, unloading and any traffic you may run into), this could cost you just £150 plus VAT.

This gets you two moving experts, who have extensive experience between them of moving quickly, efficiently and safely. They’ll move everything from door to door, providing you with a convenient, stress-free service. Our movers know that your time is money, so there’s no hanging around.

If you move during peak hours, this cost will be higher – so a good tip to save money is to move at quieter times. For example, avoiding bank holidays and weekends when everyone else is trying to move house.

Why it’s important to choose man and van services carefully

You may see man and van services advertised cheaply on sites like Gumtree. In our experience though – you need to be very careful when choosing who to use. Many of these ads are posted by people with no experience of moving, with no insurance and with no testimonials or reviews from customers who have actually used them.

Moving day can be stressful enough, so the last thing you need is worries over the van being late or not turning up at all. In the worst cases, some of these man and van ads are posted by con artists who happily take the money and are never heard of again. Yikes!

How Kiwi Movers can help

What the Kiwi Movers service ultimately guarantees is complete peace of mind. We’re fully insured, so your property is completely covered at all times. You don’t have to worry about anything getting damaged during the move, and we could even save you money due to our speedy, efficient service.


We promise to always turn up right on time and will never leave you hanging around on moving day. Kiwi is known for reliability, honesty and top-notch customer service. Our man and van service is one you can trust, which unfortunately can’t be said about some of the questionable ads you see posted online.

Give us a call on 020 8877 9682* to see how our man and van service could help make your move from Wandsworth to Merton a piece of cake.

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Man and van in London – Choosing the right service for your move

Choosing a moving service is not always as simple a decision as you may think. Not just any man and van in London will do. If  you choose the wrong one, it could make moving day incredibly stressful.

Man and van services – what could go wrong?

Unfortunately, a lot can go wrong when you choose a man and van service out of the local paper or from a listing on your local Facebook group.

Unfortunately, some people start ‘man and van’ businesses simply because they happen to have a van at their disposal. What they don’t have is the attention to detail and experience needed to complete a house move smoothly. These services may be fine for shifting a few boxes, but not for full moves. You should always approach with caution if you’re moving house or have anything valuable to move.

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But just how bad could it be? The Kiwi Movers team has heard all kinds of horror stories from people following a bad experience with a man and van service. Common problems included:

  • Failure to turn up at all, leaving movers standing on the doorstep with their belongings. If you’re part of a chain, this could cause major problems. Someone may be waiting to move into your property and you lack the transport to move out!
  • A van that is too small, leading to many more trips back and forward. Even worse, you could be charged for these extra journeys
  • A van that is far too large and can’t fit down the street or driveway. This means a long walk back and forward to the van for each load
  • Careless loading or driving. If you fancy having your belongings arrive at your new home in one piece, it’s recommended to choose your moving service carefully.
  • No insurance. If something gets broken, your man and van service should have insurance in place to cover it. If they don’t, there’s no way for you to claim back the costs of repairing or replacing the item. This can leave you out of pocket.
  • No door-to-door service. To some movers, this is a chargeable extra, but many movers expect their stuff to be delivered into the property itself. Unfortunately, without checking this in advance, you could find your belongings simply left by the roadside. Or, you’ll have to pay extra to have everything brought inside.
  • Missing items. It’s easy to put your trust in your movers. After all, this is what they do for a living, right? However, man and van services aren’t always professional movers. You may even be their very first job after buying a van. This means that they aren’t experts at what they do, and they may not even be trustworthy. Sadly, we’ve heard lots of stories about property going missing, as well as whole van loads of stuff simply being driven away by unscrupulous conmen.
  • Damage to your home. If you’ve spent all that time cleaning your old home ready for moving out, the last thing you want is a mishandled box taking a big chunk out of the paintwork. If a company isn’t insured for damage to property, you could end up paying for that damage yourself.
  • A completely rubbish van. The picture with the ad may show a pristine white moving van with lots of clean space for your belongings. What turns up on the day may be not much more than an old banger. You absolutely do not want your perfectly packed possessions inside a dirty, tatty van that looks as if it may break down at any moment. But if you’ve no other options on moving day, you may have to go ahead. Fingers crossed!

If a service seems a bit too cheap, it’s worth trying to find reviews or recommendations from previous customers to see if it really is too good to be true.

Not all man and van in London companies are the same…

The good news is that there are man and van services out there in London that will save you money compared to a full-scale removals service. Crucially, they can also be trusted to do an exceptional job. There are five key things to look for when choosing a company for your house move:

  • Quality
  • Training
  • Insurance
  • Reputation

Consider these in priority order, remembering that a cheap service is not really good value if the service isn’t good quality. A shoddy service can make moving day a real nightmare, raising your stress levels through the roof. If you’re stressed out, exhausted and behind schedule, surely this undermines the whole point of using a moving service in the first place?

Removal man moving boxes Kiwi Movers have an extremely handy man and van in London service that comes highly recommended by our happy movers. It’s essentially a scaled down removal service for smaller moves, or for those who aren’t moving far. You may not need the full belts-and-braces removals service complete with packing, unpacking and all those extras. You simply need a trustworthy couple of professionals with transport to move your belongings safely.

The key message in here is to always look for a professional setup. A person may buy a van and think they can offer the same level service as a company that specialises in house moves. This rarely happens. Approach man and van in London services with caution, making sure to ask lots of questions and get an assurance of quality before agreeing to go ahead. And never hand over any money unless you’re sure!

To find out more about our affordable man and van in London services and to get an immediate quote for your move, simply call the Kiwi Movers team on 020 366 89726.

No matter where you’re moving or how much stuff you have, we’re confident we can find an affordable, great quality service to suit you. Above all, we’re fully trained, fully insured and have the best vans in the business.


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International movers – how to select the right overseas removals company

Moving overseas is no small undertaking. Unless you have no possessions and are planning to start afresh, you’ll need to arrange for a house-load of items to be shipped overseas. There are quite a few things to consider with overseas removals. For example, the cost of shipping and protecting property from damage. There’s also the potential loss of items and the condition everything will arrive in on the other side to worry about.

Using an overseas removals company vs DIY

You may be tempted to arrange the shipping of your possessions overseas yourself. However, you’ll quickly find that this can be both complicated and expensive. You may be fine to move house in the UK by yourself and may even save money in the process, but for an overseas move it’s usually best to call in a specialist. A firm of international movers can handle everything for you, including:

  • Packing and wrapping to ensure no damage to your items
  • Door-to-door shipment of your stuff between transport hubs
  • Transit of your shipment by road, sea or air
  • Clearing customs, paying fees and other necessary paperwork and procedures related to international shipment.


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When you get a quote from an overseas removals specialist like Kiwi Movers, it’s all in. Every part of the process is included in the quoted cost, so all you need to do is sign up and pay the fee. Moving overseas will inevitably have a cost, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be stressful. Using a moving firm can take the hassle of arranging everything off your plate, so that you can focus on your other plans – and there’s likely to be lots to do if you’re moving abroad!

overseas removals company How to choose an overseas removals company

It’s important to select the right international movers to handle your job. After all, it’s pretty much your whole life that they’ll be packing up and shipping hundreds or thousands of miles! Here are some essential features and services to look out for:

  • Tracking – letting you check in on the progress of your shipment, which can offer great peace of mind
  • A dedicated project manager – to oversee every aspect of the move and to be there when you need to ask a question
  • A strong global network of trusted handlers
  • Flexible collection times that work for you
  • Ability to handle shipments of any size
  • Affordability – even when factoring in the convenience of using a comprehensive international removals service, it still needs to be affordable.
  • Full insurance to cover all of your belongings while in transit.
  • A door-to-door service at both the point of departure and the destination. It’s not a convenient service if you have to handle the final stage of the journey yourself.


For a quick quote on your move and to speak to a specialist international shipping project manager, call Kiwi Movers on 020 8877 9682*. We’re an experienced overseas removals company with the expertise to handle moves of all kinds and sizes. No matter where you’re moving to, we can help.

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Excess shipping to New Zealand – how much does it cost and how long does it take?

If you’ve ever tried to ship excess baggage with an airline, you’ll know just how much hassle and expense it can be – especially if shipping long distances such as the UK to New Zealand.

Using an airline’s excess baggage service is very much not the cheapest or most convenient way to send your belongings over to New Zealand – nor is it always the quickest. If you’re moving house, working away or travelling for a few months, you should know that there is a far better way to ship excess baggage.

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Looking to ship your stuff internationally? Kiwi Movers are typically cheaper and easier than using an excess baggage service.

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If you make use of an excess baggage service from a removals and shipping specialist such as Kiwi Movers (also a New Zealand specialist), you can say goodbye to lugging all of your boxes and belongings to a delivery office or airport terminal.

Just like it can be much easier (and less physically exhausting) to use a removals company to move house, a dedicated excess baggage service can make the process as simple as answering the door. If you have your stuff ready, all you need to do is to arrange a pickup from your home or another location. Simple! This is how easy everything in life should be.

How much does it cost?

The cost of excess shipping to New Zealand is nearly always cheaper than using an airline’s baggage service, but how much it will cost all depends on what you want to ship. Pretty much everything can be shipped via an excess baggage service, from sports equipment to a whole home’s worth of boxes, furniture and possessions. It is all covered by a reassuring guarantee, so you can sleep easy knowing that all of your bits and pieces will be safe on their long journey.

The good news is that it is simple and quick to get a personalised quote, and you can even do it online. Simply use Kiwi Movers’ shipping slider to indicate how many of each baggage type you wish to ship, then just choose your destination city. The quote you receive includes doorstep pickup of your belongings, shipping and even customs and quarantine clearance.

Shipping even just one accompanied item can be extremely affordable, while for larger removals – you can get a bespoke quote to suit your budget.

How long does it take?

You no longer need to wait months and months for your items to be shipped, or be left in the dark as to when it will arrive. Kiwi Movers can guarantee the safe delivery of your belongings and baggage within just 10-12 weeks, plus you can track the shipment at every stage of its journey.

For an instant quote on excess shipping to New Zealand or another international destination, head here to use the shipping slider and quote calculator. If you have a lot of items to ship or a more unusual request, please feel free to give the Kiwi Movers team a call on 020 8877 9682* to see how we can help.

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The best way to rent short-term storage in West London

We’ve already looked at how to find long-term storage solutions, but what about those occasions when you need flexible, short-term storage in West London?

Short-term storage can be hugely useful for anyone who is:

Moving house and in need of a mid-point solution while waiting for a sale to go through
Renovating a property and looking for a clean, dry, safe space to keep possessions and furniture out of the way
Downsizing and planning to gradually sell possessions they don’t need anymore
Going travelling for a few months and after a safe space to store everything until you get back and move into somewhere new
Starting a new business and in need of somewhere to keep furniture and other items until you get office space sorted.


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Flexibility is king

Short-term storage in West London or anywhere else in the country is only useful if it’s flexible, convenient and affordable. The last thing you want is to be locked into an expensive contract for longer than you need. A pay-as-you-go solution is much more convenient, allowing you to plan your storage around what’s going on in your life. If something changes, your storage solution needs to be able to adapt to keep up.

With this in mind, make sure to look for storage solutions that have no minimum stay – just like at Kiwi Movers. We don’t need you to commit to a unit for a certain amount of time, so you can stay for as little or as long as you need. It’s all geared around making things as easy and as flexible as possible for you. If your situation changes though and you need a more long-term solution, you’ll be happy to know that Kiwi can offer discounts for longer stays.

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You will also need to look for:

24/7 secure access – so that you can access your property at any time of the day or night. This access should be secure but straightforward for authorised persons, using state-of-the-art security such as CCTV and access codes.
Convenient, central locations – so that you don’t need to drive for hours just to access something in your unit or pop an extra box in.
A choice of unit sizes – if you’re only storing stuff for a short while, you may not always need a lot of space. If you don’t have a large amount to store, you shouldn’t have to pay more for a unit that’s too big for what you need. Similarly, you need somewhere with lots of different options in case you have more stuff to add. This is where container storage and a range of different unit sizes can come in handy.

Last but not least – price!

Short-term storage should always be affordable, and shouldn’t require a big financial commitment at the start. After all, you don’t always know how long you’ll need to store your stuff. At Kiwi Movers, our short-term storage in West London starts from just £15 a week – a great value option for as long as you need it.

Please call the team here at Kiwi Movers on 020 8877 9682* to discuss your needs.

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The best way to rent long-term storage in West London

There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to long-term storage in West London, but not all will be right for your needs. So, how do you make the right choice? Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t all come down to cost.

How to compare long-term storage in West London

The last thing you want is to be locked into a long-term storage contract when it doesn’t work for you. This is why it’s important to do a little homework and weigh up a few important points before making your decision. Run through this checklist when comparing storage facilities:

Location. Is it near to where you live? If you don’t need it to be close to your home, consider whether the facility has good transport links so you can pop in if you need to.

Access. Some storage facilities are only open 9-5pm, or otherwise have restricted hours. If you should need access at short notice or outside of these hours, you won’t be able to access your own property. This is why it’s always a good idea to look for facilities which offer 24/7 secure access, just in case.


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Security. When you leave the facility, you need to be 100% reassured that your property is completely safe. With this in mind, choose the option with as many levels of security as possible. For example, at Kiwi Movers storage, we offer individually alarmed units which also have full CCTV protection.

Clean and dry facilities. Not just any old empty space in a warehouse will do when it comes to storing your personal property, which may include valuables and items with great sentimental or family value. A leaky, dirty unit is simply not good enough. Look for modern, clean and dry facilities and make sure you visit before signing on the dotted line to check out the space for yourself.

Space. You shouldn’t have to pay for space that you don’t need or use, nor should you have to cram your belongings into too small a space – which inevitably means that you’ll never be able to find anything in the crush. Look for facilities which offer a range of different sizes and price options.

long-term storage in West London Why choose long-term over short-term?

Most people choose long-term storage over short-term because of their circumstances. Long-term suits people who are embarking on a long renovation project, are going travelling or working away or are moving house. If you simply don’t know when you’ll be ready to take your property back, long-term can help to take the pressure off. It can also be better value, especially if there is a discount for longer stays.

Considering Kiwi? What to expect from our storage service

Kiwi Movers is one of the top choices for long-term storage in West London because of our clean, modern facilities, available in a whopping 2,000+ units in handy locations across Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Twickenham, West Molesey, Wandsworth and Richmond. We have a storage solution to suit everyone, with flexible perks such as no minimum stay, discounts for long-term stays and units in all shapes and sizes. With Kiwi, your property is completely secure, safe and available to access 24/7. Give us a call on 020 8877 9682* to discuss what you need.

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What is a Concierge Service? – London Lifestyle Management Explained

Kiwi Movers provide a range of support services to businesses in London and the south east. One particularly interesting area we specialise in is supporting concierge service providers in delivering their service, but what exactly is a concierge service?

London Concierge Jobs and Duties

Concierge services and lifestyle managers take care of the important tasks that their clients simply don’t have time to do. They are here to help busy individuals make more of their time and run their life as efficiently as possible.

London Concierge services are typically used by busy professionals, those who do a lot of travelling and people who split their time between two locations. The concierge service providers will manage many aspects of their client’s life, from organising travel, arranging deliveries and even booking dinner and making hotel reservations.

Do you require or provide concierge services in the London area? To find out more about how we assist concierge service providers and how we might be able to help you, give us a call on 020 8877 9682*.

Removals and Related Services for Concierge Professionals

You might wonder how a luxury service such as a concierge and a no-fuss service like a removals firm would work together. But it’s actually quite obvious when you think about it. We’re experts at moving stuff carefully and safely. We work quickly and we’re flexible. These qualities are exactly the same as those required to fulfil a comprehensive concierge service. Clients need things doing quickly, without fuss and with discretion. We’re not the people to go to for exclusive dinner reservations, but if you’ve got a piece of antique furniture that needs moving, give us a shout.

We come into our own when our concierge client requires removals, shipping, excess baggage delivery, cleaning or logistical support. Our reputation as trusted, professional and no-nonsense movers means our colleagues in the concierge industry know we can deliver.

On the Job with a London Concierge

Friend of Kiwi Movers Vicky Silverthorn owns You Need a Vicky, a London concierge service specialising in servicing high profile individuals, including a number of celebrities. Here she explains what she does and how she does it:

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Vicky and Kiwi Movers work together on various concierge accounts.

“We offer high level professional organisation services for people who have busy lives and need a hand to implement practical systems and process into their lives. We help create streamlined and efficient homes and we declutter and organise in order for people to enjoy their homes again.

“We help people move home, we pack personal effects with discretion, we unpack homes after a move, methodically, aesthetically but with practicality at the forefront of our thinking. We help families get organised when they are having a baby. We declutter homes and rooms which simply have too much stuff. We juggle kitchens to make them efficient. We design furniture and advise on storage.

“Our typical clients are busy families, whether it’s because they work or just have hectic lives. Anyone who likes to be organised and wants that feeling of calm in their home but hasn’t got the time or inclination to do it themselves.

“We work with Kiwi to ensure our clients get a smooth move from start to finish. It means we are all on the same side and can literally take the stress away from a move. The client could potentially leave their home for a couple of days and come back to a completed and unpacked, (organised) home that not only looks good but actually makes sense.

“With my sister company You Need A PA we can also cover every aspect of the admin side also. It’s the whole package.

Run Your Next House Move like a Concierge

Concierge services don’t match every budget and many people simply don’t need a full service concierge. But almost everyone we know would love to inject a bit more organisation and efficiency into their lives and live as if they had an extra pair of hands helping out. While we can’t magic up that pair of extra hands, we can offer some of our experience and knowledge earned from working alongside a number of London’s top concierge service providers to help you live like you’ve got your own concierge, especially when it comes to moving house.

1. De-clutter

Vicky has one piece of advice for anyone moving home in the near future.

“If you are decluttering yourself then start early and do little by little. Work on a small area of the home each week and start a few months before your estimated move date – almost as soon as you know. You don’t want to take belongings you don’t need with you and you don’t want to pay to move things unnecessarily.

2.Get Good Quality Boxes

Once you’ve de-cluttered, you need some decent boxes. It may be tempting to nip to your local Tesco for some spare cardboard boxes, but these won’t do for everything. Electrical equipment, breakables and anything you wouldn’t happily pack in a suitcase to take on holiday deserves a good quality box. Check out our guide to moving boxes for more information.

3. Clean as You Go

Cleaning just isn’t fun, especially when you’ve got other jobs to do, but if you clean your stuff before you pack it, you’ll save a lot of hassle when you come to unpack. The last thing you want to do is to bring dust and dirt from one house into your next one.

4.Pack Like a Pro

We always recommend letting the professionals do the packing and indeed, we offer a comprehensive and flexible packing service. This can save time, cut costs and more importantly, ensures that everything is insured during the move. Self-packed boxes are often uninsured. If you do elect to pack your own stuff, try to pack as logically as you can to save time at the other end. Use newspaper to protect anything breakable and avoid over-filling boxes, especially the big ones. You often don’t know how heavy a box is going to be until you realise you can’t pick it up, or worse, the bottom falls out (see tip 2).

5. Keep a Checklist

There’s no denying it, moving house can be very stressful, even if you’re super organised. Minimise that stress by working to a checklist. There are plenty of jobs that need doing aside from the physical moving of your stuff. These are the sort of things the concierge in you will enjoy taking care of, provided you’re organised; council tax, broadband, phone, insurance – these things all need updating when you move house. Our end-of-tenancy checklist has some great tips for moving out of a rented house, but is also applicable to people selling their own place.

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Short Term Storage – Daily or Weekly

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Space in London is at a premium and moving flats can be a real hassle. Most people have had friends stay or you may have stayed with friends while moving flats or waiting for a room in a house share to become available. One of the big issues then, is what to do with all your stuff! 


Kiwi Movers have developed a solution for your short term storage requirements. We now offer short term storage, with no minimum items or period and you only pay per item, per day from as little as £0.80 per item per day*. This means your goods will be kept safe and secure, while also making your holiday or couch surfing all that much hassle-free. We will also collect and deliver your goods for a flat fee of only £10** anywhere in West and Central London. It couldn’t be anymore simple! 
If you need boxes we can also provide a full range of packing materials.
To learn more about our short term storage contact us today on 020 8877 9682* or email us.
*Prices (incl VAT)
1 – 30 days: £1 per day for a box/bag/suitcase, £2 per day for a bike/skibag/golfclubs
*31 – 60 days: £0.80 per day for a box/bag/suitcase, £1.60 per day for a bike/skibag/golfclubs
60+ days: contact us for pricing
**Collection or Delivery (West and Central London): £10 for up to 4 items, each additional item is £1
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Thinking Outside the Box

Like all moving companies in London the majority of our work is based around domestic and office removals. Here at Kiwi Movers though, we understand that ‘moving stuff’ can sometimes be a little mundane, however, like our antipodean hereditary we try to think outside the box and ‘move stuff’ to make things more efficient and stress free for our clients. 

Recently we assisted the Rugby Players Association for their annual awards night and carried out a move that was a little bit different to say the least. Other than the 2.00am start time and operating a fork lift, the entire move included several smaller moves, with drop offs in Slough, Twickenham and at the awards which was held at Battersea Evolution. 
With the help of one of our talented crew members, Hami, who is a very keen videographer, we have made several movies (see our YouTube channel) that offer our customers an insight into some of the services we offer. These include shipping, packing and booking a survey. We like to consider ourselves innovative and forward thinking and with the way social media is going these days we thought we had better lead from the front.
If you’re active on social media then get in contact with us and connect on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We try to offer something a little different than just tips about moving, but include things we like or companies that impress us by providing the restaurant reviews or the best place to get coffee. We work with all sorts of interesting people and companies across London, so if you need to know about the best restaurant to go to in your new area or a great pub, ask one of our team. You’d be surprised at how much we can help. 
If you are moving in London, whatever the move, please get in touch and we will make sure its a pleasant experience.

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Concierge Services in London

As the world’s foremost global city, London is at the epicenter of finance and culture, attracting highly successful people the world over. They may not live in London permanently, but these individuals will own or lease properties and come and go for work or pleasure, dividing their time wherever work or family takes them . To support this busy lifestyle, numerous lifestyle managers, property managers and concierge services have sprung up offering services ranging from basic travel services through to complete PA services on call 24 hours a day.

Lifestyle Managers

These type of services are essentially a private club or network that offer access to a unique range of benefits, whether it be social, business or travel. Very bespoke in the level of service they provide, individuals can choose what they want and to what level. Some people for instance might choose to use this as a full time PA service, especially if the provider has offices in different countries, while others may use the service for access to clubs, concert tickets or restaurant bookings. Rates are charged annually or monthly depending on the type and level of service you require. Within London, such service providers include Quintessentially, Bonvivant and Concierge London.

Card Services

Increasingly financial services are also providing personal services. American Express has long provided travel services with their Platinum Card  providing a very cost effective means to access travel services, such as airport lounges and many exclusive deals and upgrades. Banks to are trying to compete with the level of service they can provide, particularly for high net worth individuals who use Private Banking where they will host their clients at sporting events or provide membership to a concierge service through to simpler services for clients such as free travel insurance on current account cards.

Property Managers

A slightly different type of service and one that perhaps a lot more of us use, is that of a property manager. These are either specialist agencies such as Portland Brown or maybe run by departments within an estate agency, such as Marsh and Parsons. Typically these services work for a landlord, but they may also provide services to the client or tenant and as such arrange the utilities and facilitate relocation services as required.


Whether you’re a Russian Oligarch, Hedge Fund Manager, entrepreneur or professional in your industry, there is a range of options available. Time is precious and it could be that one of these types of services could make a difference in your life.

Kiwi Movers has built up a growing reputation amongst many of these service providers, from lifestyle managers to property managers, delivering services such as Removals, Storage, Shipping and Cleaning. We have established our reputation by providing extremely high levels of service, discretion and the ability to undertake work at short notice.

To learn more about our services for concierge or property managers and how we can assist, please contact us for more information by emailing us or calling us on 020 8877 9682*.

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Nationwide Delivery Service

We all have a favourite coffee shop we stop at most days, a preferred hair dresser to get a cut and favourite sports team to support. Here at Kiwi Movers we have found that many clients also have a favourite style and make of furniture, the only problem is that half of the time the warehouse and showrooms are not based in the most accessible places and our clients live a number of hours drive away.

We have recently developed a UK wide network specialising in the delivery of furniture and packages in groupage/part loads nationwide. Our network is extensive and mean we can get your items delivered from the Isle of Skye to Lands End, or even overseas.
Our nationwide delivery service is still based around our personalised approach to place the customer experience at the core of what they do. We will load and unload your furniture using a protective covering and depending where you live, delivery time is between one and five working days.
The groupage service has been a practical delivery method for many of our commercial clients who specialise in boutique and contemporary furniture. They have customers nationwide and instead of delivering the furniture themselves they hand it over to us. It saves them the 10 hour drive, doesn’t cost the world and ensures it gets to their customer in the same condition it was when purchased.
If you have found some furniture on eBay or Gumtree but it’s at the other end of the country then this groupage service will be a cost effective and useful means of delivery.
To find out more about this service, whether it is for regular commercial deliveries or you just have a one off item. Please call us to speak with one of our friendly team on 020 8877 9682*.
Jake George
Move Manager
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Nationwide delivieries

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Storage in London

Storage in London

When looking at storage in London you need to decide what suits your interests and needs; will you need long term storage, 24/7 access or once your goods have left your house will you be happy to see the back of them for a years’ time?! You will need to decide whether you require containerised storage or self storage in London.

The differences…

In containerised storage your goods are stored in containers, generally with a volume of 30ft2. The containers are fully waterproof and made of timber. One major positive about containerised storage is that it is cheaper than self storage as the containers are stored off site to avoid the high costs of being in London. Although they are stored offsite they will have a drop off/pick up yard in London. One consideration though about containerised storage is you have to give at least 72 hours’ notice to gain access to your container/s; this is to allow time for your container to be brought back to the London yard, on top of this there will be a £15-£20 fee per container whenever you require access. Containerised storage suits those people who a looking for long term storage (three months or more) and will not require access.

Self storage offers more freedom and flexibility. You can request a unit based on exactly what you require; units start as small as 10ft2 which will fit two boxes up to 300ft2 in volume which will fit a four bedroom house, some facilities offer even bigger 600ft2 units. A positive about self storage in London is you have 24/7 access; you will be given a unique code to enter the storage facility and your unit. The potential downside to this flexibility is that self storage in London is generally more expensive than containerised storage, especially long term. Self storage in London suits those people that frequently require access and/or will only be there for a short space of time.

A lot of removals firms will offer both containerised storage and self storage in London. If you’re still undecided about what type of storage in London you require have a chat to your local removals firm.

Jake George

Move Manager

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Rubbish Removal

Rubbish Removal, this is a problem that often occurs in London. Usually when clearing out the flat or house with the annual spring clean or when we get the new sofa or bed and need to dispose of the old one. For most people, they do not own a ‘ute’ as we would call it in New Zealand or suitably big Chelsea Tractor, disposing of your rubbish can either mean multiple trips to the tip/refuse site or calling in a skip or rubbish removal firm. There are however other ways that your junk can become someone else’s treasure. 

Give It Away

Now days there are numerous websites such as Gumtree or or Freeads where you can advertise your sofa, TV etc and someone else will come and collect it. Obviously to do this your items should be in good condition and you would want to include a number of photos. 

Another option is arranging for a charity to pick things up. They will only take items though that are in good condition which they can resell. 

Some councils also offer a free collection service for mattresses, beds etc. Check with your local council about this, as you do not want to leave an unexpected surprise for the bin man!

Alternative to Skips

If you have a lot of rubbish or are doing renovations or building then often people get a skip. Considerations for this include the cost, as you will pay a fixed amount for a load and the parking suspension from the council for the skip. Do your homework on this, as the parking will add a lot of costs on top. It maybe better to arrange for your rubbish to be picked up by a waste carrier to avoid these charges. 

Always use a Licensed Carrier

There are plenty of cowboys out there and getting rid of rubbish isn’t that hard, so always ensure you use a fully licensed waste carrier who will dispose of your rubbish responsibly and will recycle wherever possible. 

Having your rubbish removed shouldn’t be hard. To find out more, call us on 020 8877 9682* or check out our Rubbish Removal service.

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Commercial Deliveries

Commercial deliveries of contemporary antiques, property maintenance, construction site logistics, site management and cleaning are just a few of the services Kiwi Movers offer at commercial rates. Currently Kiwi Movers have a number of commercial clients in various industries from real estate and high end furniture to retail and construction.

Below are a couple of case studies where our services have come in handy for commercial clients:


After taking over the snack aisle in US supermarkets Popchips decided to share their love for snacks with the UK. Popchips hit the UK crisp market early last year.

Problem: Popchips required a flexible partner that could respond at short notice and would reflect the brands values.

Solution: Kiwi Movers began assisting Popchips within the first six months of its national launch and continues to provide;


  • Retail distribution within greater London and surrounding areas
  • Long distance product deliveries throughout United Kingdom
  • Site logistics of marketing events/pop up stalls
  • Storage of products/marketing equipment


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Soane Britain was established in 1997 with a goal to design and make outstanding antique furniture, lighting, upholstery and interior necessities.

Problem: Soane Britain was using a variety of logistics providers who would often deliver items to clients damaged and with poor service. They are an exclusive brand, whose clients expect the best. They needed to ensure the complete buying experience occurred from the first point of contact through to delivery.

Solution: Soane Britain approached Kiwi Movers looking for a reliable, efficient and cost effective solution for all their current high end/antique furniture deliveries. Kiwi Movers responded with a bespoke distribution service that ensured the customer received their goods with the care, timeliness and high level of service they expected.

  • Deliveries to clientele throughout greater London and the UK.
  • Site logistics between showroom and storage warehouse
  • Labour Hire assisting with photo shoots/showroom logistics

Should you need commercial deliveries on a regular basis or need some extra labour on a building site then please get in touch for more information about our commercial rates on 020 8877 9682*.

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End of Tenancy Cleaning

Are you coming to the end of your tenancy and your flat is looking like a herd of cows have just run through it? And to makes matters worst you can’t really be bothered cleaning up the mess yourself! If this is you then it is highly likely your flat will require a professional clean.

The majority of tenancy agreements require you to leave the property in the same state it was when you first occupied it. It is also becoming common that on the sale of a property it must be professionally cleaned before it is handed over to the new owners.

You probably think why don’t I clean myself and save a couple of hundred quid? Yes you could do this however you will most probably need to hire a steam cleaner for your carpets, window cleaning tools, plus purchase all the cleaning products you’ll need for the oven, fridge, bathroom and toilet. You still might save something in the back pocket but you’ll still have to put in the hours to ensure your house is cleaned to a professional standard. Ultimately, what is your time worth and does it actually meet the requirements of your tenancy agreement?

For those that are still sitting on the fence:

  • A professional cleaning company will steam clean your carpets; getting out all that hair, dirt, food and everything else your hoover doesn’t pick up. They will go inside your oven and remove burnt food that’s been there since the first batch of muffins you baked, clean the inside of your windows to remove all the hand marks from your kids and clean the bathroom and toilets which we all hate doing!
  • Professional cleaning companies offer a variety of options to professionally clean your house. You may want your house professionally cleaned but don’t want the carpets steam cleaned or you may only want the kitchen and bathrooms cleaned and not the rest of your house. Nearly all cleaning companies offer these options plus many more to fit you requirements.
  • The majority of professional cleaning companies have two time slots each day. Either first thing in the morning starting at 8.00am or in the afternoon starting at 1.00pm. This works well if you are moving in the morning as the cleaners can come in after the removals company to ensure the property is spic and span for the new tenants.
At the end of the day, if you are renting, lettings agencies will look to deduct amounts from your bond if the flat you hand back is not up the required standard. What is that worth to you?
For more information about cleaning services, please refer to our cleaning page.
Jake George
Move Manager
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Cheap Removals in London

Winters coming… and that generally means cheap removals in London. This morning was definitely pretty crisp on the scooter! With the best English summer in 20 years all but over there are a couple of things you should keep in mind coming up to winter to get some cheap removals in London.

Cheap Removals in London

A lot of removal companies tend to be pretty quiet over winter and can offer cheap removals in London. No one knows why but maybe it’s because people are busy skiing in France, too busy trying to keep warm or they just don’t want to move!  With this quiet period comes cheap removals in London with better rates. A lot of companies will offer discounts over winter. So if you are thinking about moving next year or in the next month have a think and see if your move date can be changed to December, January or February. You may be able to save a bit in your back pocket!

Cheap Storage

Now that the sunny 25 degree temperatures are over it might pay to have a think about the things you don’t need over winter. It’s not just cheap removals in London, but you can also get some good rates on storage. You might need to store things including BBQ’s, bikes (depending how brave you are!), summer clothes and camping equipment. Most houses and flats in London have very little storage space, so instead of cluttering up your house why not put these things into storage for a few months? Depending how much you have, most storage facilities offer units from as small as 10ft2 which can fit approximately five medium size suitcases or boxes. These cost around £25.00 a month.

This time of year is also a good time to get those things you stored for the summer months out of storage. This includes jackets, coats and ski/snowboard equipment. This is where cheap removals in London come back into play. A lot of companies may offer you a cheap removal rate in London if you also have storage with them.

If you need any advice, feel free to give me us a call!

Jake George

Move Manager

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End of Tenancy Clean

The end of tenancy clean is one of the main things you need to ensure if you are moving out of rented accommodation, or even just moving home, the end of tenancy clean is one of the things that is often left to the last minute and organising the cleaners. If you are moving from rented accommodation most tenancy agreements stipulate you are required to have the property professionally cleaned with an end of tenancy clean, and you definitely want to make sure you get your bond back!

At Kiwi we recommend that for any end of tenancy clean you use a reputable company, because let’s face it, cheap and cheerful isn’t always the best option when you have a substantial amount of money at stake with a rental bond. So what is the best option then for an end of tenancy clean? There are two options that we recommend, getting either a light clean or a general clean. The light clean covers all the surfaces, walls etc, while a general clean will include all of these plus steam cleaning of carpets, oven de-grease and curtains. Typically we recommend the general clean, as most people simply do not have the time to do the work themselves, and moving is stressful enough. If you do have the time though, why not get the gloves on and get stuck in doing the work yourself. You can hire carpet cleaning machines very easily and elbow grease is free! If you are unhappy with any aspects of your clean, a reputable company that you use for the end of tenancy clean should fix any problem areas for you free of charge. 

Ultimately your decision on which cleaning service to use for the end of tenancy clean will depend on your budget and the time you have available. Just be careful though because if you do take a few shortcuts and the landlord or management company are unhappy, you may end up facing a far larger bill than the cost of a end of tenancy clean with deductions from your rental bond

We can provide a number of options at Kiwi Movers for your end of tenancy clean, so please contact us at Kiwi on 020 8877 9682* to discuss the options available. Otherwise, check out our end of tenancy clean and other cleaning services here.

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